Yak Pak Week of February 27th/28th

Posted: February 25, 2016 in Uncategorized
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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Everything we do, including our giving, should spring from grace   

“7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)

Synopsis:
(Open the bible and read to your child 2 Corinthians 9) God gives us everything that we have and everything that we need. When we realize this it makes it easier to share what we have with others. When we give to others we are demonstrating how thankful we are to God, and  we can expect two wonderful responses. First, they will be grateful and thankful to us for our gift. But even more important, they will be grateful to God for the gift he gave to them through us. Isn’t it amazing that our gift toward others can result in glory to God (2 Corinthians 9:13)!

The Jesus Connection:
Paul was excited about the cheerful giving of the Corinthians. He was excited because their giving flowed out of their “confession of the gospel of Christ” (2 Corinthians 9:13). Jesus gave the greatest gift of his life by dying for us on the cross. It is out of our great thanks toward God that we should be motivated to give toward one another. Although giving to others is a work, God intends our giving to always be motivated by grace. By remembering the gift God gave us in the cross, our hearts are stirred by the Holy Spirit to give. Paul said it like this, God is able to make “all grace abound” (2 Corinthians 9:8) to us so that the treasures of this world no longer have a grip on us and we become cheerful givers.

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